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Army Responds to DoD Report Criticizing New Sidearm Reliability

The pistol the U.S. Army chose to become its new Modular Handgun System failed reliability requirements during testing while firing the Defense Department’s most common type of 9mm ammunition, according to a new Pentagon report. The Office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation…

Gun Makers Gamble in Vegas on Commercial Versions of Army MHS

LAS VEGAS — The pistol companies that competed in the Army Modular Handgun System competition are hoping to cash in at SHOT Show 2018 by marketing their commercial versions of MHS. Sig Sauer won the $580 million MHS contract in January 2017, beating Beretta, FN…

MHS-Inspired 509 Is FN’s Pistol ‘for Foreseeable Future’

LAS VEGAS — FN America may have lost its bid to win the Army Modular Handgun System contract last year, but it’s still betting on its proposed design. The 9mm FN 509, based on the company’s MHS proposal, made its debut at SHOT Show’s industry…

US Army to Field New Sidearm Down to Team Leader Level

U.S. Army weapons officials have begun fielding the new Modular Handgun System under a plan to issue the service’s new sidearm all the way down to the team-leader level. Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky began receiving the new…

Sig Sauer to Offer Commercial Version of Army’s New Sidearm

Sig Sauer, the maker of the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System, intends to sell a special, commercial version of the full-size MHS 9mm pistol. “We are planning to do a limited release of about 5,000 of the Army variant of the M17 for the commercial…

101st Airborne Division Fields Army’s New Modular test firing the M17 pistol Handgun System – YouTube

Defense Flash News : 101st Airborne Division Fields Army’s New Modular test firing the M17 pistol Handgun System FORT CAMPBELL, TN, UNITED STATES 12.05.2017 Video by Staff Sgt. Jesse Anderla 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs B-roll of Soldiers of the…

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